Thursday, February 11, 2016

SFPD New Draft on Use of Force, Public Says No to Tasers

Some 50 people came before the San Francisco police commission last night to argue against equipping police with conducted electrical devices, otherwise known as tasers. After the shooting of 26 years old Mario Woods last December , the San Francisco Police Department is about to get a new protocol on the use of force, which hasn't been changed for 20 years. Police chief Gregory Suhr presented a draft order that included tasers as the last resort before the use of firearms. Under his proposal the weapon would only be given to a small portion of the forces who would undergo special training.
Pacifica's Nina Pareja was at the San Francisco city hall last night and filed this report.